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Casper to restore another section of North Platte River

Aug. 24, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The city of Casper will begin restoring another stretch of the North Platte River in October, the next step in a long-term project expected to cost at least $23 million. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Wednesday the upcoming work will cost $2.5 million and cover about one-half mile (1...

'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief

Aug. 23, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack Friday against the Federal Reserve and Chairman Jerome Powell, fuming that the Fed once more "did NOTHING!" and wondering who is "our bigger enemy" — Powell or China's leader. The outburst came after...

Boater dies after falling into Wyoming's Snake River

Aug. 23, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a man died after the fishing boat he was in flipped on the Snake River in northwest Wyoming. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports 69-year-old George Erwin Roulhac, of Greenville, Mississippi, went into the water near the Snake River KOA around noon Friday. He was...

USDA: Crop insurance covers irrigation tunnel collapse loss

Aug. 23, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

GERING, Neb. (AP) — Farmers in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming left without a way to water crops following the collapse of a massive irrigation tunnel in July will be covered by federal crop insurance. That word came Friday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which determined that the cause of...

The Latest: Fed vice chairman made no time for Trump tweet

Aug. 23, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida says he was too busy at the central bankers' conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to read President Donald Trump's tweets, including the one...

Geologist to seek Wyoming US Senate seat

Aug. 23, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A geologist who has never held statewide public office has announced he is running for the Wyoming U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Mike Enzi. R. Mark Armstrong, of Centennial, tells the Laramie Boomerang he will run as a Republican. Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis is the...

The Latest: Some see signal in Powell speech of rate cuts

Aug. 23, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (all times local): 12 noon. Some economists saw Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's speech in Jackson Hole as setting the stage for further interest rate cuts this year. A quarter-point rate cut reduction in...

Court: Wyoming DEQ must release coal mine bond documents

Aug. 23, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A state judge has ruled that the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality must release land appraisal documents related to the bond renewal for the Belle Ayr coal mine in Campbell County. KTWO-AM reports that District Judge Steven Sharpe issued his ruling this week in a public...

The Latest: Analyst still sees likelihood of Fed rate cuts

Aug. 23, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (all times local): 10:35 a.m. In the wake of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, some analysts still foresee the likelihood of further interest rate cuts. "I still think the Fed...

The Latest: Trump attacks Powell Fed after chairman's speech

Aug. 23, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (all times local): 11 a.m. Reacting to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, President Donald Trump, who has relentlessly attacked Powell and the Fed for its rate policies, kept up...